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Children's Creativity Museum

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Address: 221 Fourth St, Location in Yerba Buena Gardens at 4th Street and Howard, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone Number:
+1 415-820-3320
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

The Children's Creativity Museum is a hands-on multi-media art and...

The Children's Creativity Museum is a hands-on multi-media art and technology experience for children ages 2-12 and their families. Built on a process to Imagine, Create and Share our programs are designed to nurture creativity and collaboration.

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Great place for kids to let off steam on a rainy day

We had a great time with all of the different things you can do at the Creative Museum. My son loved the robots you could program and for 5 picked it up faster than I did. They... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time with all of the different things you can do at the Creative Museum. My son loved the robots you could program and for 5 picked it up faster than I did. They have foam blocks which was busy and seemmed ot be the highlight for most kids. There were all kind of different areas you... More 

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

To the staff's credit, they change many of the activities; we were here about 16 months ago and there were several new and delightful activities that captured our two grandsons' attention and interest -- including making a video out of clay figures (they call it "clay-mation"). The cost is reasonable as such places go these days. Parking nearby is not... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

It looked more like a daycare, usual toys and play stations. First floor is more for kids aged 1-2 and second floor for kids 4-5. Only cool thing is that you can record a green background video on second floor. :(

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Normally I think our 11 year old is too old for children's museums, but this is the exception. We got in free with our reciprocal membership from the museum in our hometown. Went straight to the video room and had fun watching the kids make their own song/dance videos using a green screen which were sent to us via a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

My children (girls aged 4 and 7) absolutely loved this place, we were there for 4 hours and they were both thoroughly engaged throughout. They tried everything from making clay models and learning how to animate them, to making a music video and then sat for ages making a model from the craft box they were given with an idea... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

We had a blast here, especially in the animation room. Also the Mystery Box exhibit upstairs, and the music video/costume area. On first floor were lots of things for toddlers.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

This place is wonderful for the very young(my grandson 1 year old) as well as teenagers. It has a lot of activities slide with video tape, actives outside, magnet activities, crawling in tunnel, train and tracks. For the older kids costumes and creating your own video with singing, robotics, etc. A fun place for the entire family, to create memorable... More 

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Mesquite, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

My wife and I went just to check it out since we are both teachers. We ended up staying for hours because there was so many amazing things to do. I spent about 1.5 hours in the animation lab and made my own stop motion claymation movie. It was so much fun!!! Afterwards I went upstairs and programed a robot... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

This museum is an amazing adventure for kids of all ages. The robot laboratory teaches fundamentals of computer programming, the animation lab lets kids take a block of clay through character creation to making their own stop action movie. Kids can make music videos, put on a puppet show, and even just sit and play with floam. Nice cafe to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

This is unlike any other Museum I've brought my kids to. There are endless creative options and interesting technology based activities. The claymation short film station was an absolute hit with my kids. They really enjoyed sculpting and creating with materials we don't usually have at home.

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